nov2017

Karachi Biennale 2017



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor
In Focus
Imran Mir: Alchemist of Line
Karachi Biennale- Mobilizing the Metropolis
Photo Essay
Highlights from Karachi Biennale, 2017
Profiles
FARIDA BATOOL: PHOOL MERA WATAN (MY HOMELAND IS A FLOWER)      
Niilofur Farrukh: CEO, Managing Trustee and Chair of the Discursive Committee for Karachi Biennale, 2017.
In conversation with the director of Manchester Museum, Dr. Nick Merriman
In conversation with Salman Toor
In conversation with Art Dubai’s latest director, Myrna Ayad
Reviews
Living Veins
“Kisa Goyee”
Short Stories
Super Duper Perspective
I Speak You Here Me Therefore We Are
Of Other Spaces
Re-imagining the Imagined
MANIFESTOS MANIFESTED
Soil to Soul
Jean Dubuffet: The Deep End      
Seen/Unseen
Haathi Mere Saathi – a story to be told
EDITORIAL
Quddus-Mirza-new-pict-1-278x300

Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

  Many years ago, I watched a documentary on Philip Guston, the American Abstract Expressionist. …

FN

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by

Welcome to the November 2017 issue of ArtNow. This is one of the most exciting …

Quddus-Mirza-new-pict-1-278x300

Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

  Like other important dates in the brief history of Pakistan, such as 14th August, …

IN FOCUS
FLO_2308

Imran Mir: Alchemist of Line

by Nimra Khan

There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying art adherent exclusively to particular mediums, schools, genres …

image_21

Karachi Biennale- Mobilizing the Metropolis

by Saira Danish Ahmed

Being the main seaport and the economic and commercial hub of Pakistan, Karachi is the …

Photo Essay
Profiles
2009-01-02-naireesanshehrlahorediyan4

FARIDA BATOOL: PHOOL MERA WATAN (MY HOMELAND IS A FLOWER)      

by by Sehr Jalil

  Lahore’s heat, somewhere in 2015, a rickshaw ride, a search for a material that …

2nd Discursive Round Table 18 March 2017 (75)

Niilofur Farrukh: CEO, Managing Trustee and Chair of the Discursive Committee for Karachi Biennale, 2017.

by Veera Rustomji

In a conversation with Niilofur Farrukh, the CEO, Managing Trustee and Chair of the Discursive …

Mcr-Museum-Citizen-5

In conversation with the director of Manchester Museum, Dr. Nick Merriman

by Jovita Alvares, ArtNow

Nick Merriman was appointed as Director of the Manchester Museum in March 2006. Since then …

22540200_10155506980770861_2130346651285643976_n

In conversation with Salman Toor

by Jovita Alvares, ArtNow

Salman Toor is Pakistani born artist based in New York City. With a Bachelors in Fine …

Art Dubai_Fair Director_Myrna Ayad_Photography by Abbi Kemp (3)

In conversation with Art Dubai’s latest director, Myrna Ayad

by Jovita Alvares, ArtNow

Myrna Ayad is the recently appointed director for Art Dubai and her involvement in the …

Reviews
Untitled

Living Veins

by Fatma Shah

‘Of Other Spaces’ was a group show by a collective of 12 artists at the …

22406513_2148235918523674_9200039082989662068_n

“Kisa Goyee”

by Faryal Ahsan

Opening days for art galleries always mean a small meet and greet where familiar faces …

E-catalogue-3

Short Stories

by Rabia S. Akhtar

Fleeting fictional anecdotes, bright with embellishment, thick with meaning and colored by the ghosts of …

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 10.02.23 AM

Super Duper Perspective

by Rabia S. Akhtar

  A perspective is always subjective in nature. A singular opinion, a belief, a point …

22449606_1661051530596364_7254820147793763639_n

I Speak You Here Me Therefore We Are

by Ayesha Naveed

“I speak you here me therefore we are” is a group show that opened at …

IMG_3644

Of Other Spaces

by Sabeen Ahsan

Upon entering the uninhabited building, I was immediately taken in by the beauty in the …

r

Re-imagining the Imagined

by Nageen Jawaid Shaikh

  A woman clad in a white cotton shirt and loosely fitted navy blue trousers …

Untitled-1

MANIFESTOS MANIFESTED

by Fatima Ghulam  

  Marin Amis writing an essay on American politics states: “‘All the “isms” are “wasms”, …

22547653_10213535904088075_1949319508_n

Soil to Soul

by Saira Danish Ahmed

  Usman Saeed’s mystical exhibition Gardenfinds One was showcased at the KOEL gallery in October 2017. …

lll

Jean Dubuffet: The Deep End      

by Shireen Ikram

    Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) emerged after World War II. A French painter, sculptor and …

7

Seen/Unseen

by Ammara Jabbar

  The desire to create is tied to the inherent human tendency to express. Using …

ii0

Haathi Mere Saathi – a story to be told

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

Who doesn’t know about Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes”? His amazing artwork is remembered for its …